Wautoma’s Sam Timm won the 2023 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contests.
“You can’t control Mother Nature, but you can control what happens with humans.”
Still, “it is encouraging to see that all indices suggest a strong class of turkeys was produced in 2021.”
This hunter bids farewell to gobblers until fall.
Fewer permits were sold for the 2022 Illinois spring turkey season.
Occasionally, when everything comes together nicely, an outdoors adventure may last minutes rather than hours. This was one of those occasions.
For this writer, during some recent turkey interactions, the birds chose to cooperate.
Bud Grant celebrated his 95th birthday two weeks early by going out on an early May turkey hunt in southeastern Minnesota. Even though he didn’t kill a bird, he said it was still a great hunt.
New York hunters are generally a safe bunch, but the statistics we often boast about should never cause us to let our guard down.
Hunting springtime gobblers is even harder nowadays because of the proliferation of predators, which has decreased turkey numbers.
Because they are so small and compact and imitate most turkey vocalizations, the writer always carries one in his shirt pocket for use both in the fall and spring.
For this hunter, there is nothing better than the early days of turkey season with the cooler temperatures, limited foliation and lack of insects. It’s a wonderful time to be in the turkey woods. Slinging a gobbler over your shoulder on the way out is icing on the cake.
The use of lead ammunition for hunting has become an environmental issue due to its toxic effects on wildlife and children. Game organs, which are discarded when field-dressing an animal, often contain fragments of lead bullets. These organs, which are left behind are known to cause death in birds such as eagles and hawks who often consume the discarded offal….
Turkey hunt ends at noon, take up morel hunting.
The goal is to find birds to hunt during the first two or three days of the season.
You don’t have to be a good caller to bag a spring tom, you just have to be a good scouter.
Bonus harvest authorizations are $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents. Both residents and non-residents will have equal opportunities for purchase.
Don’t let talk about possible drop in turkey numbers slow you down.
Much can be learned about the game you hunt and their habits and this can make you a more efficient and possibly successful hunter next year.
The 2021 spring turkey season provided Illinois hunters with a glimpse of what hunters in other midwestern states have noticed in recent years — an obvious swing in the availability of birds.
Potential fines and civil damages from these cases could exceed $100,000.
As populations have increased wild turkeys have become a nuisance is some areas.
Number of birds, permits sold are down so far.
First light is obviously not sunrise. For the sake of terminology, there is civil twilight, nautical twilight and astronomical twilight to consider, which all occur before the official sunrise, and after sunset. Here’s how it all can impact turkey hunting success.
Author witnesses poults caring for injured hen turkey.
Robert Metropulous, of Arbor Vitae, won first place in this year’s wild turkey stamp category, Mark Kanitz, of Markesan, took first place in the pheasant design category, and Brian Kuether, of Greenfield, won the waterfowl design category.